I am very excited to be your child’s 3rd Grade Teacher. I am writing to ask you to help me become a partner with you in your child’s education. I will only have your child for a short time in this trip through life – just one school year – and I want to make a contribution that lasts a lifetime.
I know my teaching must begin with making your child feel at home in my classroom, and with helping all the children come together into a learning community made up of particular, unique individuals, each with his or her own learning style and interests and history and hopes. Would you help me teach well by taking a quiet moment to write me a letter about your child? What is your youngster like? What are the things you, as a parent, know that would be important for me to know? What are your child’s interests? I want to know how your child thinks and plays and how you see your child as a learner and a person.
Please send your letters to school with your child or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns during the year, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 610-240-1500 and leave a voicemail with a phone number and the best time to call.
I’m looking forward to a successful school year. Thank you in advance for your support.
Calkins, Lucy. 1991. Living Between the Lines. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.